“Thor” actor wants to sit out for a while
After discovering that “Thor” star Chris Hemsworth was susceptible to Alzheimer’s, he now wants to take a break from acting.
“Avengers” star Chris Hemsworth (39) wants to take a break from acting because of his increased risk of Alzheimer’s. He feels like he’s been “sprinting for ten years”he said “Vanity Fair” to. He didn’t stop and was “overwhelmed by requests and requests and pulled in different directions,” the actor said. He couldn’t “really enjoy” what was right in front of him.
Now an episode of “Limitless” brought him the realization that he has a particularly high risk of Alzheimer’s. “It made me say, ‘Oh god, I’m not ready to go yet.'” His family is even more into his focus shifted. The actor has three children with his wife Elsa Pataky (46). “Before you know it they’re 18 and they’ve moved away from home and I missed the window. It made me want to take some time off,” Hemsworth explained. “And since we finished the show, I’ve finished things that I was already contracted to do. When I finish touring this week, I’m going home and taking a lot of the time off to just to live. To be with the children, to be with my wife,” announced the 39-year-old. But he also emphasized that he did not want to retire permanently.
Alzheimer’s predisposition runs in the family
In the Disney+ and National Geographic series Limitless, Hemsworth sets out to find ways to fight aging and extend his life. He also underwent medical examinations, which revealed that he had inherited the APOE4 gene from both his mother and father. This increases the possibility of him developing Alzheimer’s eight to tenfold.
The makers and Hemsworth themselves had not expected these results. “They took all my blood work and ran a series of tests. The plan was to share the results with me on camera and talk about how we could improve this and that,” Hemsworth said. The show’s doctor preferred to tell him the results over the phone. “It was pretty shocking,” the Thor actor recalled. He was also offered to do the episode without mentioning the results, which he declined. “If that motivates people to take better care of themselves and understand that there are steps you can take, then so much the better.”
A final fifth “Thor”?
Marvel fans last saw Hemsworth in Thor: Love and Thunder, but the god of thunder could soon be leaving the MCU. Speaking of his involvement in a new installment, the Thor actor said: “I’m totally open to it if there’s something unique, fresh and unexpected to do with the character and the world. I’ve always loved that experience. I was very grateful for that that I could do something different every time.”
However, he hopes there will be a conclusion for his character as well. “I feel like if I did it again, we’d probably have to finish the book,” Hemsworth said. “I have a feeling it would probably be the finale, but that’s not based on anything anyone has told me or any plans. There’s a hero’s birth, a hero’s journey, then a hero’s death, and I I don’t know – am I at that stage? Who knows,” said the Hollywood star.